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Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives
Hardcover – September 5, 2014 by Howard J. Ross (Author)
If you are human, you are biased.
From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Most people do not see themselves as biased towards people of different races or different genders. And yet in virtually every area of modern life disparities remain. Even in corporate America, which has for the most part embraced the idea of diversity as mainstream, patterns of disparity remain rampant. Why?
Breakthroughs in the cognitive and neurosciences give some idea why our results seem inconsistent with our intentions. Bias is natural to the human mind, a survival mechanism fundamental to our identity, and overwhelmingly unconscious.
Rethink Your Bias
While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S. have reported feelings of discrimination. Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our biases and prejudices and work to stop ourselves, friends, family, and colleagues from being influenced by them. Rethink your bias at lovehasnolabels.com.
“Video published on Mar 3, 2015”